Step into the mesmerizing world of design with the brilliant mind behind the recent triumph at the C2A Awards—Hajime Tsushima. Join us on this creative journey as we explore the passion, inspiration, and vision that drive Hajime’s groundbreaking work.
– Hajime’s Cultural Canvas: Did you know that Hajime draws inspiration from the rich cultural tapestry of Japan? Growing up surrounded by traditional paintings and objects, his designs reflect the vibrant heritage of his homeland.
Prize: Winner in Fashion packaging / Packaging
Company: Tsushima Design
Lead: Hajime Tsushima
Team: Art Director Hajime Tsushima, Creative Director Yukiko Tsushima, Designer Hajime Tsushima, Produce SO@R Service INC
Client: Hiroshima Electric Railway Co., Ltd.
The “HIROSHIMA DENTETSU TOWEL” is not just a piece of fabric; it’s a heartfelt ode to Hiroshima’s history and a wish for peace. Crafted from recycled fiber, derived from 1,000 paper cranes delivered to Hiroshima, the design intricately weaves together elements such as the “A-bomb train” and the iconic “Momiji” (Japanese maple). Sales from this unique towel contribute to peace-related projects, making it a design with a purpose beyond aesthetics.
Hajime Tsushima: I feel my passion for design through C2A. I am able to share the joy in my daily design work.
Hajime Tsushima: The standout moment was being chosen as the winner.
I want to share this excitement, so I would like to introduce it to those who have not yet participated it.
Hajime Tsushima: I am influenced by the culture I was born and raised in. Japan, where I grew up, has many traditional paintings and objects, and I draw inspiration from them.
Hajime Tsushima: The challenge is to create the best possible outcome within the constraints of a limited budget and limited resources. There is not an unlimited budget, so it’s about how to bring it to fruition within those constraints. We responded using our many years of experience and knowledge. Designers gain a variety of experiences, all of which become assets.
Hajime Tsushima: Winning an award gives designers confidence and career opportunities. You can gain confidence in your next job. Continuing to win awards will increase your career and increase your credibility.
Hajime Tsushima: As a result of receiving the award, I was also assigned a new project. I think winning awards is important for our clients as well.
Hajime Tsushima: Since it’s a global award competition, I have high expectations.
Hajime Tsushima: I take pride in being a repeat recipient of the C2A Award. I would highly recommend it to others in the creative industry.
Hajime Tsushima: Yes, I would like to apply. I would like to participate when I have a piece of work that I am confident in.
Hajime Tsushima: Staying updated on new trends involves keeping an eye on global news. As for emerging trends, I find them on social media platforms.
Hajime Tsushima: Currently, my business is based in Japan, but in the future, I would like to expand it internationally.
Hajime Tsushima: The inspiration was based on Hiroshima, Japan. Since the product had a strong regional focus, I delved into its history. By incorporating elements such as the “A-bombed Street train” a significant part of Hiroshima Electric Railway’s history, and the “Momiji” (Japanese maple) which is Hiroshima’s flower, I was able to infuse the project with profound historical significance. I believe it was this unique concept that led to the award.
As we conclude this exclusive journey into the world of design with Hajime Tsushima, it’s evident that his creativity knows no bounds. The seamless blend of tradition and innovation showcased in the award-winning project reflects the essence of Tsushima Design. Stay tuned for more groundbreaking designs from the visionary mind of Hajime Tsushima, as he continues to shape the future of the creative industry.
Discover more about the artistic genius of Hajime Tsushima and the inspiring stories behind his creations. The magic of design awaits—immerse yourself in the world of Hajime Tsushima’s imagination.